Cheongdamdong Alice Ep 13 Recap
Cheongdamdong Alice Episode 4 Recap And Screenshot
In four episodes CA has taken me for a loop-di-loop that I never imagined was possible based on the promotional materials. This is indeed a plausible albeit subversive take on the Cinderella fantasy, but done in a way that is entertaining and intriguing. I care about all the main leads, even the sleazy-on-the-surface Tommy Hong, because we have already seen that there are two sides to every tale and sometimes bad choices dont always mean a person is a complete and utter villain. Seo In Chan showed Se Kyung that when faced with a chance to leave behind his horrible life, he would take it, even if it meant taking advantage of her good intentions. But Se Kyung tells Seung Jo that In Chan isnt a bad person, hes simply a person who has nothing. She doesnt fault him, she faults this unfair life that decides who can make it and who can struggle their entire life and still fail. We also hear Yoon Joos side of the story with respect to her decision to leave Seung Jo for a man that could better provide for her. Was she right? Who knows? Perhaps she and her husband really do love each other and hes the better fit for her. But she did break Seung Jos heart and left him an emotional wreck, that much is true. However the right and wrong is parceled out, at least I now understand her motivations and determination to never be poor again. Even Se Kyung has gained a grudging respect for Yoon Joo, and Im actually loving the frenemy interactions and how Yoon Joo seems to genuinely want Se Kyung to succeed. Its going to be great seeing them team out to win over the Cheongdamdong types, but Im also looking forward to the tension and fallout once Yoon Joo finds out Seung Jo likes Se Kyung.
Seung Jo and Se Kyung are so so amazing together even at this stage I can hardly wait to see what new sparks will fly between them. Will the writer hold off on Se Kyung finding out his true identity? Will he become her White Rabbit and lead her into Cheongdamdong? Will he do it willingly to her plan, or unwittingly as her daddy long legs behind the scenes? I actually dont hate Tommy for pimping Se Kyung out, since he drew a very logical conclusion though he didnt have to be such an ass about it or so totally demeaning. I wanted to high five someone when I saw Seung Jo pour an entire jar of soy sauce on Tommy, and then punch him out. Thats what I call avenging the honor of a lady. In many ways Seung Jo is really the idealistic romantic heroine of K-dramas, except hes a guy who is maybe a few marbles shy of having a whole bag. But while Se Kyung clung onto her love with In Chan for as long as she could, she never struck me as the type who fantasizes about love in its pure glory. She was idealistic without falling into the love-for-the-sake-of-love clap trap. She believed that she could have a future with In Chan, but she finally gave up once she realized she couldnt. Whereas Seung Jo is a bleeding heart romantic, which is why Yoon Joos betrayal was so traumatic for him. How will meeting Se Kyung change his dreams about love now that hes tried once and been burned? I dont know but I cant wait to find out!
Cheongdamdong Alice Episode 13 Recap And Screenshot
Okay, is anyone else sensing that this drama has devolved into Much Ado About Nothing? The entire narrative spins around Seung Jo cannot deal with being disappointed in love so he must be shielded from any hard truths no matter what. Seriously? Wow, this drama has completely lost its way now. What happened to the zippy humor? Where did all the interesting side characters go? Dong Wook is now trotted out 3 minutes an episode to play the exposition fairy? And Tommy has taken a sharp left turn and clearly has a crush on Se Kyung (totally understandable but should have been there like 6 episodes ago) and wants to protect her. Seung Jo has turned into a total pointless plot device, the reason for which people act a certain way but completely devoid of any semblance to reality. He is like the Bubble Boy and the world revolves around keeping him germ free. I have rarely seen a leading man I find less worthy to be a lead. What happened to his personality? Where did his smarts go? How could all those people know that Seung Jo is freaking DELUSIONAL in order to function think that he doesnt need dedicated therapy? How could Dong Wook be happy that Seung Jo is getting married when nothing about his personality and emotional hang ups are ever addressed or fixed. Its like sticking a bandaid on a hacked off limb. Except the limb was hacked off simply by Seung Jo tripping. Nothing about his severity of emotional trauma makes sense, so the reaction of everyone around him dealing with it makes less sense. PTSD for a bad break up? PTSD is horrible shit that happens about getting deployed to Afghanistan, after seeing your entire family murdered before your eyes, after losing a limb in an industrial accident. Its not what happens after your girlfriend dumps you.
I wish this drama could have understood its central purpose before delving into creating the world of characters. Seung Jo was written as such a far-out character that now the story revolves around his idiosyncrasies without any basis in reality. I can hardly be made to care for whether Seung Jo and Se Kyung get together and overcome all odds because nothing they say or do make any sense to me anymore. I dont think Se Kyung needs to tell Seung Jo because she needs to come clean with him or that she owes him. Thats romanticized hog wash. A person does not need to bare their soul to their significant other and there are lots of things that couples keep from each other but that doesnt mean they dont love each other genuinely. This idea of candor to the max is something young folks idealize but in reality marriage and a lifetime requires so much more than that. On top of love, it requires compromise, it requires consideration, it requires loyalty. I know Se Kyung has all of that towards Seung Jo, so I want her to come clean because that is better for Seung Jo than to have him continue to live in his ridiculous dream bubble. As his future spouse she needs to work to heal him from inside as opposed to continuing the charade that he has constructed himself.
Cheongdamdong Alice Episode 9 Recap And Screenshot
Whatta fantastic episode of Cheongdamdong Alice! Episode 9 revived my flagging interest for this drama not a minute too soon, and really helped smooth over the decidedly lackluster episode 8. The narrative was back to speeding ahead at full steam with a combination of humor and heart. I totally understand Se Kyungs considerations, issues, and hesitation now, and boy is she in a conundrum. She likes Seung Jo for real, and she got to know him without pretext. But she was intending to use the President of Artemis, and she did learn Seung Jo was the President before he confessed to her. So shes stuck between a rock and a hard place. Tell him the truth about her decision to marry into Cheongdamdong and she risks hurting him unnecessarily since her feelings for him are real. Not tell him and she risks him finding out the truth and never believing that her feelings for him are real. Ottoke? In the mix comes turd bucket Tommy Hong, intent on painting Se Kyung into the blackest of gold diggers when we know she is not. His philosophy on life isnt wrong, and he has every right to get rid of impediments to his own career advancement, but boy do I loath his slimy presence in this drama.
Seung Jo continues to be that weird combination of kooky and serious, but thankfully the kooky was kept to a minimum in this episode. I do laugh whenever Seung Jo does something funny, but I confess to finding his schtick wearing a bit thin. It works when hes alone with Se Kyung, not as much when hes in a more public place and still appears to march to the beat of his own drummer. Im loving Team Seung Jo, which is seriously the largest back up team I have ever seen trying to get an OTP together. Consisting of Dong Wook, Secretary Moon, Driver Kim, Ah Jung, and Se Jin (not to mention the Han parents), how could Tommy and his side ever hope to compete with decent people wanting the best for Se Kyung and Seung Jo. This alleviates my worry on future unnecessary conflicts, because I hope these cool friends and family could step in and always talk some sense into either Seung Jo and Se Kyung. This episode was important for us to see Se Kyung struggling and finally deciding to fight for her right to love Seung Jo back. I was thrilled to see the return of spunky Se Kyung (who has been way too mopey lately for my tastes), and Tommy better watch out because this girl isnt going down without a fight.
Cheongdamdong Alice Episode 16 Recap And Screenshot
Im happy Se Kyung and Seung Jo are together, though really its not a relationship I feel has any merit as a well-written one or even one that reflects a semblance of reality. Seung Jo is one of the worst male leads Ive come across in ages. Yes, he is a good person inside, and smart and hard working, but thats about it. He is SO DAMN INSECURE. I can imagine being married to him being a lifetime of making sure he feels loved and appreciated and cared for. Hes the kind of guy who texts and worries when you dont return his text right away. Good lord is that exhausting. I dont feel bad for Se Kyung because she chose him, but if I were here, I would have taken a good hard look at Tommy. I dont know if the ending was half real, half wonderland, what with all the talk about Alice in Wonderland and eyes half open and half closed, because frankly this drama lost me on trying to discern a deeper message and I was just watching the ending for closure. Cute doctor Dong Wook was just a cipher and plot device to be Seung Jos BFF, Se Kyungs family flitted in when required, Yoon Joos brother made obligatory appearances every few episodes, and the Shin family served as the requisite evil villains of this tale. In the end, Se Kyung and Seung Jo decided to give their love a chance and all the obstacles between them fell away easily because it really never was such a big deal to begin with. Now I can put this one to rest as a romantic fantasy that tried so hard to be romantic and thoughtful but ended up being rather shallow and pointless
"alice In Cheongdamdong" Overseas Buyers Drop Negotiation Due To Park Shi Hoo Case
Park Shi Hoos alleged rape is affecting the overseas sales of SBS Alice in Cheongdamdong. Alice in Cheongdamdong is SBSs original series and SBS originally planned to negotiate the sales of the dramas publication rights with various international buyers at the end of February through SBS Contents Hub. However the news about Park Shi Hoos alleged rape broke out on February 18, the biggest Hallyu markets in Japan and other Asian countries dropped the negotiation all together.
A representative from SBS confirmed Regarding the dramas international publication rights, Japan and most Chinese-speaking countries have pulled out of the negotiation process. And all the future meetings with other overseas buyers have been stalled as well. The result of this case affects Cheongdamdong Alices sales. Right now, its only an allegation, but if Park Shi Hoo really gets convicted, these buyers wont be able to air the show in their countries. In the worse cast, we might not be able to sell this internationally at all.
According to this representative, SBS Contents Hub originally planned to sell Alice in Cheongdamdong for $200,000 per episode. This tentative price was set considering that Park Shi Hoo is widely popular in Japan. However, Park Shi Hoos alleged rape hindered sales of Alice in Cheongdamdong all together and SBS Contents Hub is looking at maximum of 4 billion Korean won.
"alice In Cheongdamdong" To Pose Together In An Adorable Selca
Netizens left comments such as, “The cast of ‘Alice in Cheongdamdong’ seem like they’re having a lot of fun together”, “Since they’re at a cast party, they seem to be totally themselves and having fun”, “Kim Ji Suk and So Yi Hyun seem like they’re the life of the party” and “Where is Moon Geun Young in this picture? I thoroughly enjoyed watching ‘Alice in Cheongdamdong.’”
Aoa’S Hyejeong Expresses Her Thoughts On Her Acting Debut In Drama ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’
Hyejong revealed, “There were a lot of [interesting] aspects, and I liked that I could learn a lot from the experience. It was interesting because I experienced things for the first time like matching one’s eye level. Because there were a lot of scenes in which I appeared with my character’s family, I had more scenes in which I was listening rather than saying my own lines, so I learned a lot of methods about how to react. Geun Young unni taught me in a friendly manner how to position my eyes and the angle of my face. Although I can’t act, I worried that I would hear even worse criticisms. Although there was pressure, I received strength from the support of people around me.”
Regarding her most favorite role in ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’, Hyejeong picked Shin In Hwa (played by Kim Yuri) and shared, “At first I thought she’s only a cold, workaholic woman, but as I kept watching, she is a woman who knows how to love. Kim Yuri sunbae’s acting ability was also very good. It was a shame that I didn’t have any opportunities to act with her.”
Park Shi Hoo, Moon Geun Young, So Yi Hyun And Kim Ji Suk Share Their Thoughts On The End Of "alice In Cheongdamdong"
Her co-star Park Shi Hoo shared, “We would pull all-nighters all the time for the filming of this drama. Back then, I would always wish for the drama to end already. But after getting past sleeping only an hour or two, I miss it already. It would be nice if the viewers could remember ‘Alice in Cheongdamdong’ and ‘Jean Thierry Cha’, and continued to show love and support for Park Shi Hoo. I feel like we’ve accomplished everything we’ve set out to do.”
After completing their filming, Park Shi Hoo and Moon Geun Young personally went to thank all the staff members on set and also said good-bye to each other.
In his interview, actor Kim Ji Suk commented on the ending of the drama, saying, “Because Tommy Hong and Se Kyung never had a chance to develop what they had any further. It would have been interesting to see Tommy Hong and Se Kyung develop their love line. I hope to meet the viewers again once more in another great project, so please continue to support me.”
[Spoiler] Cheongdam-Dong Alice: Episode 14 Recap
Psycho-jo wakes up in the morning, remembering the video and that In-hwa says that he knows the women in it. He hears sounds from the kitchen and finds Se-kyung making breakfast. She slept in the living room and teases him for falling asleep after drinking so little. There is this bizarre silence and then she reminds him that he once told her that he wasn't a prince, but just a dork. She's not sure if he's dorky; he's not dorky at all. He doesn't have to force himself to show only his good side. She's about to say something about herself when he stops her with a serious face.
Kdrama "cheongdam-Dong Alice" Episode 16 Recap
This turns out to be Seung Jo’s dream (or is it?) and he wakes up on the sofa. He calls out for Se Kyung and it turns out she is here and she walks in. He asks what she is doing here and Se Kyung says she is here to say goodbye properly. There is no way for her to prove her love, so she wants to him to see all of her and he can decide. Seung Jo points out that she lied to him and wanted him for his money, chances are he can’t accept her like that. She is fine with it and then he asks her to prove her love by earning the same amount of money he has and that will show him she doesn’t want him for his money. LOL, Seung Jo, you are seriously a kid.
Se Kyung says that is tantamount to them breaking up now because it can’t ever happen. She wishes him well and to live a good life before leaving. Seung Jo sits in his living room processing everything.